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Newsletter 6.0
 

1. Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions
2. The State of the Future 19.1 in several languages
3. International Strategic Foresight Certification Training in Brazil
4. South African Node Work/Tech Workshop 12 Minute Documentary
5. Foresight European Network (FEN)
6. Ibero-American Foresight Network (RIBER)
7. Mini Trip Reports of the Executive Director
8. Short Videos of the 15 Global Challenges
9. New Millennium Project Nodes in Costa Rica and Iceland.
10. World Future Day
11. Global Think Tank Index
 
1. Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions just released.
 
A pragmatic exploration of possible futures—choices and consequences really exercised my imagination.                                             --- Vint Cerf, Internet Pioneer

This three-year international study by The Millennium Project could be the broadest, deepest, long-range international assessment about what to do about the future impacts of future technology produced so far.
Order print or download.

 

 
2. The State of the Future 19.1 is now available in Spanish, Italian, Greek, English, and soon in Arabic.

You can also download a free copy of the Executive Summary of  the  State of the Future  19.1 in  English (original), ArabicChineseGreekItalianJapanesePortugueseSpanish AND The State of the Future 19.1 received the 2018 Most Significant Futures Work award from the Association of Professional Futurists.


 
3. International Strategic Foresight Training Course (Certification) in Brazil
 
Rosa Alegria, Co-Chair of the Brazil Node and Jaqueline Weigel conducted this intensive course successfully enough that is being offered again.  This is a combination of sessions with the course leaders in person and guest futurists via video.  See the picture below. The trainees also get access to the Global Futures Intelligence System. The organizers in Brazil are also producing the Portuguese edition of the Work/Technology 2050 report. To check out the next training, go to https://materiais.wfuturismo.com/certificacaosetembro2019
 

 

4. South African Node Work/Tech Workshop 12-Minute Documentary
 
This is a fabulous 12 minute documentary of the South African Node's Work/Tech 2050 National Workshop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty8ekcWLP2s&feature=share Anyone thinking of creating a national workshop should use this documentary to recruit sponsors and participants.

 


5. FEN – Foresight European Network
 
FEN’s last meeting was held in Warsaw May 29-30, 2019 in conjunction with the Future Engineering 2019 conference and next will be in Pisa, Italy 25-26 November 2019. FEN was created by The Millennium Project Node Chairs in Europe and the European Regional Foresight College, but is open to others and has grown to 100 Members.  More information at:http://www.feneu.org/
 


6. RIBER to hold annual meeting in Ecuador

The fifth annual RIBER meeting will be held in Guayaquil, Ecuador hosted by the Universidad del Pacifico. It will review individual and common projects from all the Nodes, plus two futures research studies: "Iberoamerica 2050: 15 Global Challenges" and "Latin America 2045: Delphi Survey and Future Scenarios". The best regional projects and foresight books will also receive awards during the meeting. The Mexican Node will announce that "MEXICO 2050: 15 Global Challenges" will be launched in January 2020. The Spanish and Portuguese translations of Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions are also expected to be ready at this meeting. More information at www.riber.info.

 


7. Mini Trip reports
 
Recent mini trip reports by the Executive Director on  Mexico, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Seoul, and United Nations & World Bank are available at: http://www.millennium-project.org/tmp-news/
 


8. Short Videos on each of the 15 Global Challenges
 
All 15 Global Challenges in sequence are avail able at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKm7UEyrQWs&list=PLxdcZVRN9bidGGU9btF73HZJMer9XIKRV&index=2. Each video is about 2 to 3 minutes. These are perfect for introducing the global situation in universities and high schools, as well as conferences and training in futures content. Other MP  videos are available on the Millennium Project Channel at:
 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_VYU-OmDxOzlYJRUAJBVQg/videos

 
9. New Millennium Project Nodes in Costa Rica and Iceland.
Costa Rica Node Chair is Carlos Alonso von Marschall Murillo, hosted by the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy. The Iceland Node Chair is Karl Friðriksson hosted by the Icelandic Center for Future Studies under the Ministry of Innovation.

 


 


10. World Future Day
To help make March 1st Future Day more international, The Millennium Project conducts a 24 hour conversation around the world via video conferencing. 2019 was the sixth year we have done this. Volunteers facilitate the open conversation on the future of civilization at 12 noon in their time zone. This is done in cooperation with the World Futures Studies Federation, Association of Professional Futurists, Humanity+, World Academy of Art and Science, and Millennium Project Node chairs and co-chairs around the world. Happy to have volunteers and sponsors for 2020 World Future Day. Here’s the link for 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrXZfOablxE&t=3s

 

 

 

 

11. Global Think Tank Index
Although we dropped down to 24th place on Best New Idea or Paradigm and to 49th place on Best Quality Assurance and Integrity Policies and Procedures in the Go To Think Tank Index for the University of Pennsylvania, it is not too bad when you consider it was among about 6,600 think tanks considered and we don’t have a PR department and budget like others on the list.

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The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank connecting 65 Nodes around the world that identify long-range challenges and strategies, and initiate and conduct foresight studies, workshops, symposiums, and advanced training. Its mission is to improve thinking about the future and make it available through a variety of media for feedback to accumulate wisdom about the future for better decisions today. It produces the State of the Future reports, the Futures Research Methodology series, the Global Futures Intelligence System (GFIS), and special studies. Over 4,500 futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities have participated in The Millennium Project’s research, since its inception, in 1992 and founding in 1996. The Millennium Project was selected among the top ten think tanks in the world for new ideas and paradigms by the 2013 through 2018 University of Pennsylvania’s GoTo Think Tank Index, and 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate for its contributions to collective intelligence systems. 

 

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